On Friday 1st February all the children at Newbold Church School celebrated the festival of Candlemas. Candlemas, or the presentation of Christ in the Temple, is celebrated in Church on the nearest Sunday to February 2nd.
The day began in all our classes with a discussion about this little known festival. Teachers centred on the theme of 'A Light For All', leading the children in discussions about the way in which Christians view Jesus as being 'The Light of the World.'
The children moved quickly on to lots of active learning. Most of the classes worked with clay to create tea lights. In EYFS the children designed their own candles, and in Y1 the children created a dramatic retelling of the events. In year 2 the children created a stained glass window effect of candles burning brightly. The year 3 and year 6 children wrote acrostic poems, and in year 4 the children enjoyed singing along to the light themed songs that we often share as a school.
Out next theme day is June 7th 2019, when we will be learning about Pentecost.